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Christmas is here!

12-14-2008 10:57 PM by kolwdwrkr | 19 comments »

I’m posting this here as a blog because I wanted to talk a little about it, but also I didn’t feel the need to cluster the projects page with all these. To start off I wanted to say that these projects are important to me not only because of what they are for but because of who made them. She is an amazing woman, and I’m glad to have her in my life. These ornaments and decorations were cut out by me, or bought as kits. Most of this blog isn’t about the woodwork itse...

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Measuring “success”

12-14-2008 09:45 PM by KnickKnack | 2 comments »

Daylight hours are short at this time of year, so I do as much thinking as sanding. I know most people’s blogs are useful, instructional and informative. Mine aren’t :-)All I can do is let you peek into the scariness that’s in my head. I recently posted a project entitled “Another stool (failure)”. I think I got more feedback on that than on all my other projects put together. This, I’m fairly sure, was because of the word “failure” in the title.Which lead me to thinking about what c...

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Hand Planes #9: Plane fun

12-14-2008 05:34 PM by dsb1829 | 5 comments »

I caught the hand tool bug back in July. Since then I have been adopting promising candidates for the garage shop. Most have required restoration to some extent. Some were just scrubbing, lubing, and honing of blades. Along the way I picked up bits of information on how to deal with rust, corrosion, tote refinishing and repair. With each plane I gained some confidence in just how much I could do to restore these tools. I just finished restoration of my most ill cared for planes. Two no...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #10: WIA: Part 3 of 3 - Forgotten Workbenches and Workholding

12-14-2008 03:13 PM by Al Navas | 2 comments »

This is the last video on my blog on the session on Forgotten Workbenches and Workholding. More to come yet… From my blog: This episode is all about workholding: 1. Face vises – Racking is the main reason The Schwarz does not like them. 2. Leg vise: Elegant, cheap, GREAT! 3. Shoulder vise: Best choice for dovetailing drawers – it is fast. It is great, but too complex. 4. Crochet: Used with holdfasts, it is great, and cool. 5. Sliding dog vise: Otherwise ca...

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Cabinet Progress #17: Hiding the disaster

12-14-2008 08:38 AM by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

I finally got around to dealing with this mess. (I just noticed that I posted the last post for this project 385 days ago!)Kristin is patient, but she has been asking me to stain and install the doors. I had some fitting to do, along with a week or so of staining/ finishing before install time. (not to mention dropping/breaking/rebuilding/ one door).Installing the Z-braces on the inside of the doors. First to install a door stop for the doors to close against. If I could do it all over I woul...

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My New Toy..... AKA I Love my Wife!!! #1: Wow.... How do I say thank you?

12-14-2008 07:06 AM by Chris | 21 comments »

So, I have been out of town on a business trip and my wife picks me up at the airport with this in the back of the truck. It was an early Christmas gift….. As I first saw it… Can you guess what it is? Thank god for this orange lift cart I was able to borrow!!! The assembled Powermatic 3520b is nearly 650lb’s!! A thing of beauty… My wife that is, not this silly lathe! I’m not that stupid…. :)

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Not well #1: Hit a road block

12-14-2008 05:10 AM by Andraxia | 7 comments »

Well today I was setting up my new router table – which was given to me in pieces (minus instruction manual), well new is a relative term, as I have owned it for months but had too many other things on my ‘to do’ list. I was about to start making a set of cupboard doors for my Mum’s Birthday on the 20th. I was not feeling 100% but certainly well enough for some workshop therapy. I unpacked my new router and attached it to the router table. Next I inserted my ...

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Various Projects #6: Mom's Bookcase Part 3: A Slight Hiccup

12-14-2008 04:31 AM by Tomcat1066 | 6 comments »

After making a run to Lowe’s today and dropping $200 on pipe clamps and router bits, I get home flat broke (luckily, I had gotten the rest of my Christmas shopping knocked out earlier today) and decide it’s time to play with my router. I like to mess around a bit with the instructions close at hand and get a feel for the tool for a bit before firing it up. The 690LR was no different, and I’m pretty glad I did. I learned two important things: 1. The 1/4” collet w...

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ahhh mistakes

12-14-2008 01:01 AM by AaronK | 4 comments »

made some headway as well as some serious mistakes today. 1. finished the mortises/notches for shelves of bookcase2. finished through tenons3. started mortise for tenon in top of bookcase. ok, fine, but: when going top-down on the mortise with my chisels, i blew through the bottom side and got some serious tearout on all edges. i thought that by clamping the board down on a sacrificial piece of ply i would be ok, evidently not at all! so that wil require a serious bit of care and tou...

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2008 Texas Furniture Makers Show

12-13-2008 11:58 PM by tenontim | 8 comments »

Well, here’s my results from the 9th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show. This is the last project that I had posted. This is the article from the San Saba Newspaper: San Saba’s Tim Uli wins award at 9th Annual Texas Furniture Makers ShowNovember 20, 2008 • Mr. Tim Uli of San Saba received an award for his entry into the. 9th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville, which opened Oct. 27. Judging was held on November 1, and Mr. Uli won a coveted 6-day workshop donated by H...

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